01-02-2018, 10:16 PM
#1
User Info
[Image: SW9700_83-IMS-en_US?$jpglarge$&wid=1250][Image: SW175_81-IMS-en_US?$jpglarge$&wid=1250][Image: SW6700_91-IMS-en_US?$jpglarge$&wid=1250]



[Image: SW3700_87-IMS-en_US?$jpglarge$&wid=1250]

29 1,396
Reply
 01-02-2018, 11:17 PM
#2
  • Johnny
  • Super Moderator
  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
User Info
My grandson bought me the R2D2 shaver for Christmas.  Only stipulation is that it stays at his house for me to use when I go to Madison for my visits.

Have it under pretty good authority that Procter & Gamble/Gillette/Braun wanted the Star Wars deal for their promotion but Philips/Norelco beat them out.

180 24,752
Reply
 01-03-2018, 04:26 AM
#3
  • eengler
  • Administrator
  • South Dakota, USA
User Info
I like them all. It would be hard to chooseSmile

64 5,074
Reply
 01-03-2018, 06:31 AM
#4
  • evnpar
  • Emeritus
  • Portland, Oregon
User Info
Very cool. Grown men can still be boys with their toys.

38 5,544
Reply
 01-03-2018, 06:57 AM
#5
  • Johnny
  • Super Moderator
  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
User Info
Suggested Retail Prices.

                  $259.99                                     $129.99                                    $49.99                                $49.99

[Image: zNSjmEN.jpg]

180 24,752
Reply
 01-03-2018, 11:58 AM
#6
  • chazt
  • Senior Member
  • Queens, NY
User Info
Interesting. Does the extreme $ range indicate significantly different shave quality, or are the price differences more feature driven?

8 2,771
Reply
 01-03-2018, 12:00 PM
#7
User Info
On German TV-ads these are lauded for being able to remove three days of growth. Isn't progress amazing Smile

3 120
Reply
 01-03-2018, 03:09 PM
#8
User Info
I'd get the orange one...pretty cool honestly if you are a Star Wars fan!

23 1,938
Reply
 01-03-2018, 03:31 PM
#9
User Info
Cool shavers.  This is not the first time shaving items have been marketed as special or limited movie editions.  In 2015, Barbasol partnered with Universal to release a limited edition Jurassic World shaving cream.

[Image: 9gMdHu4.jpg]

52 7,703
Reply
 01-03-2018, 03:34 PM
#10
User Info
Congrats Johnny,

You can't go wrong with R2D2; my grandchildren would love seeing that in action. I'd like to see what they could do with a Darth Vader design. Star-wars-smiley-023

May the Force be with you!

David

20 112
Reply
 01-03-2018, 06:25 PM
#11
  • Johnny
  • Super Moderator
  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
User Info
(01-03-2018, 11:58 AM)chazt Wrote: Interesting. Does the extreme $ range indicate significantly different shave quality, or are the price differences more feature driven?

The two most expensive have a different blade system than the two on the right.  The most expensive has more whistles and bells than the other one.  Three speed motor, some LED lights, and a cleaning station.

The model I shave with, the 9300 is the same as the most expensive one but mine does not have the LED lights/numbers.  Mine does have the cleaning station.  And the extra lights/numbers have absolutely nothing to do with  the quality of the shave.  The three speed motor is nice, especially if you go three or four days without shaving.

Oh, and the two on the left give a much closer shave than the two on the right.  Plus, they are both wet/dry shavers.

180 24,752
Reply
 01-03-2018, 07:47 PM
#12
  • chazt
  • Senior Member
  • Queens, NY
User Info
(01-03-2018, 06:25 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(01-03-2018, 11:58 AM)chazt Wrote: Interesting. Does the extreme $ range indicate significantly different shave quality, or are the price differences more feature driven?

The two most expensive have a different blade system than the two on the right.  The most expensive has more whistles and bells than the other one.  Three speed motor, some LED lights, and a cleaning station.

The model I shave with, the 9300 is the same as the most expensive one but mine does not have the LED lights/numbers.  Mine does have the cleaning station.  And the extra lights/numbers have absolutely nothing to do with  the quality of the shave.  The three speed motor is nice, especially if you go three or four days without shaving.

Oh, and the two on the left give a much closer shave than the two on the right.  Plus, they are both wet/dry shavers.

Thanks. So then yes, shave quality is on some level relative to price. I like the variable speed motor. It’s a pretty novel feature, I think. They must make nice profits on the upgrades, bells, whistles and lights. Does your shaver work better wet or dry? If you’ve answered this before, sorry, I didn’t process...

8 2,771
Reply
 01-03-2018, 10:01 PM
#13
  • Johnny
  • Super Moderator
  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
User Info
(01-03-2018, 07:47 PM)chazt Wrote:
(01-03-2018, 06:25 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(01-03-2018, 11:58 AM)chazt Wrote: Interesting. Does the extreme $ range indicate significantly different shave quality, or are the price differences more feature driven?

The two most expensive have a different blade system than the two on the right.  The most expensive has more whistles and bells than the other one.  Three speed motor, some LED lights, and a cleaning station.

The model I shave with, the 9300 is the same as the most expensive one but mine does not have the LED lights/numbers.  Mine does have the cleaning station.  And the extra lights/numbers have absolutely nothing to do with  the quality of the shave.  The three speed motor is nice, especially if you go three or four days without shaving.

Oh, and the two on the left give a much closer shave than the two on the right.  Plus, they are both wet/dry shavers.

Thanks. So then yes, shave quality is on some level relative to price. I like the variable speed motor. It’s a pretty novel feature, I think. They must make nice profits on the upgrades, bells, whistles and lights. Does your shaver work better wet or dry? If you’ve answered this before, sorry, I didn’t process...

It works well either way.  I would put it like this.  Using William Lectric Shave as a pre-shave I can get a DFS.  Using a brush and lather I can get almost BBS.  All just depends on how much time I want to spend on shaving.

180 24,752
Reply
 01-04-2018, 04:47 AM
#14
User Info
These are very cool.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

0 46
Reply
 01-04-2018, 08:21 AM
#15
  • chazt
  • Senior Member
  • Queens, NY
User Info
(01-03-2018, 10:01 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(01-03-2018, 07:47 PM)chazt Wrote:
(01-03-2018, 06:25 PM)Johnny Wrote: The two most expensive have a different blade system than the two on the right.  The most expensive has more whistles and bells than the other one.  Three speed motor, some LED lights, and a cleaning station.

The model I shave with, the 9300 is the same as the most expensive one but mine does not have the LED lights/numbers.  Mine does have the cleaning station.  And the extra lights/numbers have absolutely nothing to do with  the quality of the shave.  The three speed motor is nice, especially if you go three or four days without shaving.

Oh, and the two on the left give a much closer shave than the two on the right.  Plus, they are both wet/dry shavers.

Thanks. So then yes, shave quality is on some level relative to price. I like the variable speed motor. It’s a pretty novel feature, I think. They must make nice profits on the upgrades, bells, whistles and lights. Does your shaver work better wet or dry? If you’ve answered this before, sorry, I didn’t process...

It works well either way.  I would put it like this.  Using William Lectric Shave as a pre-shave I can get a DFS.  Using a brush and lather I can get almost BBS.  All just depends on how much time I want to spend on shaving.

It sounds like you’re still enjoying your shaves. Soldier on. It’s what we must do. A happy and healthy 2018 to you, Johnny Smile

8 2,771
Reply
 01-08-2018, 06:19 PM
#16
User Info
(01-03-2018, 11:58 AM)chazt Wrote: Interesting. Does the extreme $ range indicate significantly different shave quality, or are the price differences more feature driven?
Nope, it's all bells and whistles. I've got an old Norelco Spectra that shaves me smoother than my newer Phillips 8000 Series Sensotouch 3d Shaver. I like my Braun Series-7 with the cleaning unit better. It shaved off 4 days worth of stubble this afternoon and left me just about bbs all over with no irritation.

Clayton

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk

6 728
Reply
 01-11-2018, 09:51 AM
#17
  • chazt
  • Senior Member
  • Queens, NY
User Info
(01-08-2018, 06:19 PM)chevyguy Wrote:
(01-03-2018, 11:58 AM)chazt Wrote: Interesting. Does the extreme $ range indicate significantly different shave quality, or are the price differences more feature driven?
Nope, it's all bells and whistles. I've got an old Norelco Spectra that shaves me smoother than my newer Phillips 8000 Series Sensotouch 3d Shaver. I like my Braun Series-7 with the cleaning unit better. It shaved off 4 days worth of stubble this afternoon and left me just about bbs all over with no irritation.

Clayton

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk

Wow! That’s impressive, Clayton. Clearly, I am not in the know. Based on my last experience with electric razors (‘73-‘74ish), Braun’s foil head was somewhat less irritating than the Norelco head. I had one of each. My technique with them apparently was pretty miserable, as irritation accompanied most shaves. Perhaps if I’d have stuck with one format my shaves may have improved! From all indications in this and related threads, today’s electric razors provide an vastly improved shave experience.. Enjoy your shaves Smile

8 2,771
Reply
 01-11-2018, 11:19 AM
#18
  • Johnny
  • Super Moderator
  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
User Info
I have both the Norelco 9300 and the Braun Series 9  (and use both in a shaver rotation).  I actually get a closer and less irritating shave from the Norelco.  But just like shaving with a DE or SE, if you apply to much pressure you will get irritation.

180 24,752
Reply
 01-12-2018, 12:08 AM
#19
User Info
(01-11-2018, 09:51 AM)chazt Wrote:
(01-08-2018, 06:19 PM)chevyguy Wrote:
(01-03-2018, 11:58 AM)chazt Wrote: Interesting. Does the extreme $ range indicate significantly different shave quality, or are the price differences more feature driven?
Nope, it's all bells and whistles. I've got an old Norelco Spectra that shaves me smoother than my newer Phillips 8000 Series Sensotouch 3d Shaver. I like my Braun Series-7 with the cleaning unit better. It shaved off 4 days worth of stubble this afternoon and left me just about bbs all over with no irritation.

Clayton

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk

Wow! That’s impressive, Clayton. Clearly, I am not in the know. Based on my last experience with electric razors (‘73-‘74ish), Braun’s foil head was somewhat less irritating than the Norelco head. I had one of each. My technique with them apparently was pretty miserable, as irritation accompanied most shaves. Perhaps if I’d have stuck with one format my shaves may have improved! From all indications in this and related threads, today’s electric razors provide an vastly improved shave experience.. Enjoy your shaves Smile
The newer electric shavers are much better, and Norelco has improved the heads that fit the older shavers so that they shave smoother and more comfortable. My Spectra was made in the mid eighties. It gives me my smoothest shaves when I use a preshave powder stick with it.

Clayton

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk

6 728
Reply
 01-14-2018, 06:05 AM
#20
User Info
(01-08-2018, 06:19 PM)chevyguy Wrote:
(01-03-2018, 11:58 AM)chazt Wrote: Interesting. Does the extreme $ range indicate significantly different shave quality, or are the price differences more feature driven?
Nope, it's all bells and whistles. I've got an old Norelco Spectra that shaves me smoother than my newer Phillips 8000 Series Sensotouch 3d Shaver. I like my Braun Series-7 with the cleaning unit better. It shaved off 4 days worth of stubble this afternoon and left me just about bbs all over with no irritation.

Clayton

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
I was cleaning and charging my Sensotouch 3D Shaver yesterday and noticed that it is a model 1260X, and not an 8000 series like I posted earlier. And my Spectra was made in the early 2000's instead of the mid eighties like I also posted earlier. I plan on wetshaving with the 1260X later this morning, and I'm thinking about using Stirling Bay Rum for my bowl lather.

Clayton

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk

6 728
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)